948 W 325 N
Hurricane, UT 84737
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Community Council

2020-2021 School Year Meeting Dates
Monthly from 3:40pm to 4:25pm on the second Wednesday from Wed Nov 11 to Wed Apr 21, 2021                                                                                      “March Community Council meeting falls during Spring Break. Postponed until the 17th. “
Agenda for SCC Meeting
Chair:   Tricia Pectol (435)229-2843
Vice Chair:    Heidi Elison (435)467-0308
School’s goals:
1. To improve reading and monthly scores.
*We went through the action plan steps. 
*Mr. Lowe showed the committee a spreadsheet that the staff uses to track students scores & to target specific skills (all names were removed prior to the meeting). The data is used to form groups for interventions. The aides all help with interventions. 
*Parents said all of that is great but what about robotics & some of the other goals we had. Mr. Lowe explained that we didn’t do away with those goals we just found a different way to do it. 
2. We went over the School Improvement Plan that showed the budgets for Title I & TSSA. He showed the goals that the school is working on in science, math, Language arts, and Stem.
Other Topics:
1. Voted on 3 additional meetings and figure out when we should hold elections. 
* Elections should be held every year. Some positions are 1 year term, 2 year term, and 3 year term. 
* Next Meetings are going to be a follows:
November 4
January 13
April 20
2. School: Parent/Family Compact (found in the inside of the current school year folder)
*Mr. Lowe wants to add the school will provide high quality interventions.
*Next step the teachers shall discuss the compact.
*Include parent communication in student folder as part of the school compact.
*Tricia Pectol asked if we have the folders in spanish. Mr. Lowe said we did not but said that is something we will work on getting it.
School Parent & Family Engagement Policy Framework:
1. School community council looks at the policy & decides if they want to make changes. 
2. Kathy Bozarth (parent) suggested parents might volunteer more if single opportunities were communicated regularly. Mr. Lowe suggested that could be part of the parent compact. Mr. Lowe proposed we used District Policy as our school policy. 
Agenda for SCC meeting 2/7/19
In Attendance:
Rachelle Christian (Teacher)
Trisha Pectol (Parent)
Matthew Lowe (Teacher)
Reviewed minutes from Previous Meeting
Discuss Trust Fund Disbursement:
1. Voted to approve $60,000 for chromebooks from our Trustlands. We will apply for this to be approved by the WCSD School Board in their March board meeting.
Remaining Meetings:  Thursday April 25th
Agenda for SCC meeting on 10-25-18
In attendance:
Trisha Pectol (Parent)
Brittany Kroff (Parent)
Heidi Roulstone (Parent)
Kathy Bozarth  (Parent)
Rachelle Christian (Teacher)
Natalie McLaws (Teacher)
Also in attendance:
Matthew Lowe (Principal)
Chantelle Browning (Title I Coordinator)
Minutes read from the previous meeting. 
Discussed SAGE and DIBELS data from each grade level.


K: Kindergarten and 2nd grade had fewer students in the above category at the end of the year than the beginning of the year. Overall, Kindergarten had more students move from less proficient to more proficient.


3rd Grade: Lower than the state and district in math and language arts.

4th Grade: Lower than the state and district in math, language arts, and science.

5th Grade: Higher than the district and state in math, language arts, and science.

And discussed goals for each grade level to address concerns:


K- wants to continue to use progress monitoring with their students to help guide their interventions to meet the needs of their students as well.

1,2,3- Want to be more consistent in using progress monitoring and using that to drive interventions for individual students.  Also using the given intervention lessons within the program to fill holes for students. The teachers have also used the DIBELS quadrant form and analyzed the BOY assessment to help build small groups based on the areas of concern for each student. The teachers want to become more familiar with setting pathway goals for their students as well.


3 Math:  Fractions was the least proficient area for students.  The team decided to teach fractions using concrete, hands-on manipulatives, and activities until students become confident before moving to the abstract.  They will implement some type of bell work/warm-up/math minute that practices fractions every day of the school year. Lastly, to match the rigor of the SAGE test, students will work on at least one task per week from the Countdown to Common Core Math Performance Tasks.

Language Arts: The lowest scores were in the Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text portions of the test.  The third-grade team will use the literature and informational texts with the accompanying lessons from Reach for Reading, along with the SAGE practice tests to increase students’ proficiency and prepare for the rigor of the test.

4 Math : Teachers will use partner talk and students explaining to students in whole group and small group instruction in math.  This will be especially evident in fractions and measurement units.

Language Arts: Teachers will use DYAD reading.  Teachers will teach the Reach for Reading informational and literature texts as recommended in the program to strengthen these areas on Sage.

Science: Teachers will link/connect science to the science activities and experiments via lab reports/exit tickets/discussion/etc.

5 Math: The areas of focus will include Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, Algebraic Thinking, and Fractions.  The goal for numbers and operations in base ten include focusing on place value in every skill taught, regrouping, and subtraction in division.  The goal for algebraic thinking will focus on teaching strategies for solving problems. Teachers will model thinking through steps for solving before beginning the actual solving process.  The fraction goal includes recognizing fractions and decimals as division.

Language Arts: The lowest scoring area was Listening Comprehension.  Teachers will read a weekly story and follow it with higher DOK questioning.

Science: Students scored really well in science.  Teachers discussed that Dr. Tauilliilli had a part in this.  The one area they want to improve is Science Communications. During each science lesson, students will partner talk and write about science using the steps of the scientific method.

We discussed Title I plan
Component #1 Each grade level is analyzing DIBELS and SAGE data and making a plan to improve.
Rachelle Christian, “These reforms help me feel more supported compared to my time at a non-title I school in the last few years.”
There were questions about the terms, “GVC” and “PLC”.
School Community Council approved of GOAL #1.
Component #2 Every grade level will implement CHAMPS and the new language arts program (R4R).  The teachers will also provide a more targeted reading approach in their new Power Hour.
Heidi Roulstone asked about CHAMPS and how it works. 
Parents approved of goal #2.
Component #3.  Teachers will participate in a one-hour weekly in-service, by grade level, which will focus on the needs of the students’ of that grade and the team PGP.
Parents support formation of Student Council.
Component #4 An Administrative PLC team will meet weekly to discuss concerns and make plans to meet the needs of all students. 
Brittany Kroff asked about Digital Citizenship parent night and council voted to host another Digital Citizenship parents’ night again this year. 
School Community Council meeting held on 9/20/2018 at 3:30 in the Hurricane Elementary School conference room.
Members present:
Trisha Pectol (Parent)
Brittany Kroff (Parent)
Heidi Roulstone (Parent)
Rachelle Christian (Teacher)
Natalie McLaws (Teacher)
Also in attendance:
Matthew Lowe (Principal)
Chantelle Browning (Title I Coordinator)
Kathy Bozarth
We watched and discussed the training video found at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfmpLcligsA&t 
Member Roles Voted On:
We selected a chair for the committee, Trisha Pectol, as well as other officers, Heidi Roulstone (Vice Chair) and Rachelle Christian (Secretary)
Rules of Order:
We decided that the rules of order for the meeting would be an informal involving discussion followed by voting called for by the chair of the committee. Robers Rules were discussed and those principals would guide the voting, but we would be more informal as our group size allows.
Schedule for Future Meetings:
We scheduled the following days for our remaining meetings. We will meet at 3:40 for all future meetings.
October 25
February 7
April 25
We read and signed-off on the plan for the current year.
We will need to make an amendment to the plan at our October 25 meeting. Some aides have not been hired and we will need to re-allocate those funds.

 The next community Council Meeting will be:

Digital Citizenship training

April 18, 2018 @ 6PM


  • Date: 4/5/18 Time 3:45 PM

    Agenda Items

      • Status update / Approval of this year’s plan – Mr. Lowe
      • Digital Citizenship Plan
      • Parent night Discussion


        • Follow Up with speaker procurement – who will run the evening?
    • Remaining Meeting:

    Monday April 23, 3:45 pm Final meeting

  • Hurricane Elementary School

    Community Council Minutes

    Date: 3/5/18 Time 3:45 PM

    Agenda Items

      • Review Minutes from Previous Meeting –  Mr. Scovill
      • Status update on how Trustland Funds and School Improvement Plan are progressing this year – Mr. Lowe – InfiniD Learning is going well, next year we will get more data for the same price due to some company re-structuring.
      • Digital Citizenship Plan


          • Go over assurances – these were approved with a few minor changes & discussions
        • Discuss / follow up on parent training night – Date is set for 4/11/18


            1. Kathy – Eschler – no
            1. Mrs. Brunstadt – Emmalyn’s Dad – yes – needs a subject
            1. Mrs. Shepherd – programs for kid safety
          1. Mr. Scovill – Unsure – will find someone
    • Remaining Meetings:


        • Thursday March 29, 3:30 pm – need to okay plan for next year – Due 4/1/18
      • Monday April 23, 3:45 pm – will be last meeting for the year

Hurricane Elementary School

Community Council Minutes

Date: 1/30/18 Time 3:45 PM

Agenda Items

    • Review Minutes from Previous Meeting –  Jenny Chamberlain
    • Review current implementation – Mr. Lowe


        • Discuss Loss of Title 1 Funding & Impact on School Improvement Plan
      • Our school will lose approximately $200,000.00 of funding with the loss of title 1 status. This will seriously impact how we may want to spend Trustlands money this year and next. We talked about the possibility of changing from one of the aides we had allotted money for to something else so that someone doesn’t get hired for one year only. Mr. Lowe will know more about the impact after a District School Board mtg on February 13.
    • Digital Citizenship Plan


        • We will be adding one meeting this year to implement our plan for this year.
        • We will create a survey to be done at the time of SEPs to help us find what information is best to be shared at a parent training. Jenny will draft, but have council review online prior to publishing.
        • We will include a parent training night on April 11 at 6 pm – Kathy, Mrs. Brunstadt, Mrs. Shepherd, and Mr. Scovill will speak with potential trainers (Not Tony) before our next meeting about presenting.
      • We will have a draft of assurances at our next meeting and review findings from the survey to inform our trainings.
  • Remaining meetings :  


      • Monday March 5 3:30 pm Thursday, March 29th at 2:30 pm
      • Parent Training Night: April 11 6:00 pm in conjunction with Mrs. Shepherd’s usual parent training.
    • Monday, April 23 3:45 pm

Tuesday December 5 @ 3:45 PM

Agenda items

    • Review Minutes from Previous Meeting –  Mr. Scovill
    • Finish discussing and Approve Trustlands Plan – Mr. Lowe


      • Question – how can we share the details publicly? This can happen after approval
    • Review current implementation (Too soon)
    • School Improvement Plan


        • Professional development – Kagan Training, Tutoring, Home Visits
      • Reading Achievement – has dropped – add aides for classes
  • Digital Citizenship Plan


      • Talked about commonsense.org, white ribbon week next year, netsafeutah.org
      • Netsmart training – Vicki
      • Mr. Lowe has a flier about Riverside Elementary’s program – possibly do this at first SEPs
    • Goals this year: 1. Set standards
  1. Create plan to implement white ribbon week next year
  2. Create signed assurances
  3. Plan for new students
  4. Parent training meeting in February & April
      • http://www.epik.org/category/positive-digital-citizenship/
  • Calendar remaining meetings to make timeline   


      • Elections – still want to hold in fall? Yes.
      • Remaining meetings:
      • Thursday, January 25 at 3:45 pm
      • Monday, February 5 at 3:45 pm – Possible digital citizenship parent support group Wednesday Feb 7th – Internet safety training
      • Thursday, March 29th at 2:30 pm
    • Monday, April 23 3:45 pm

Date: 11/13/17 Time 3:00 PM
Agenda Items

● Training on Council duties – viewed video
○ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwNnvum7zXI
○ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/parents-and-councils/job-descriptions/
○ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2016/02/18-Officer-Tr
○ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/parents-and-councils/
○ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/parents-and-councils/digital-citizenship/
● Vote for council positions (Chair, vice or co-chair, and secretary) Chair: Jenny
Chamberlain, Vice-Chair: Trisha Pectol, Secretary: John Scovill
Present: Marianne Brunstad, Jennifer Shepherd, Matthew Lowe, John Scovill, Jenny
Chamberlain, Heidi Roulstone, Kathy Bozarth, Brittany Kroff, Trisha Pectol
Absent: None
● Approve Trustlands Plan – Went over Trustlands plan. Remove tech aide and replace
with a classroom aide. Add $3,000 to add towards an aide.
● Discuss Title I plan and Title I materials Discussed Plan with community council
● Calendar and plan upcoming meetings


April 6, 2017 @ 3:30PM


On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 we held our first School Community Council (SCC) meeting of the year.

Our SCC meets four times a year to approve Title I plans and documents and helps craft the school Trust Lands plan and budget.
Members of the SCC for the 2016-17 school year include: Trisha Pectol, Jenny Chamberlain, Heidi Roulstone. Pam Nichols, Matthew Lowe, and Travis Wilstead (Travis Wilstead is a non-voting member of this council as the principal.)
On Tuesday the 18th we will discussed the following items:
  • SCC Training that is found at http://www.schoollandtrust.org/training/films/
  • SCC voted on leadership positions. The following individuals were selected
    • Jenny Chamberlain– Chair
    • Vice Chair– Trisha Pectol and Heidi Roulstone
    • Secretary– Matthew Lowe
    • Other members vote and participate.
    • Travis Wilstead is an adviser, but not a voting member.
  • SCC reviewed budget items from last year’s plan (in place this year.)
  • SCC reviewed Title I plan for 2016-17.
  • SCC reviewed SCC Trust Lands plan implementation.
  • The committee set three more meetings for the year with tentative plans for each:
    • November 9–  review plan and create addendum to the budget, possibly to fund software for coding lessons.
    • February 28— review the mid-year review of plan, and create 2017-18 plan.
    • April 2— Plan for implementation of 2017-18 plan.
  • Meeting adjourned.

Matthew Lowe

 On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 we will hold our first School Community Council (SCC) meeting of the year.

Our SCC meets three times a year to approve Title I plans and documents and helps craft the school Trust Lands plan and budget.
Members of the SCC for the 2016-17 school year include: Trisha Pectol, Jenny Chamberlain, Heidi Roulstone. Pam Nichols, Matthew Lowe, and Travis Wilstead (Travis Wilstead is a non-voting member of this council as the principal.)
On Tuesday the 18th we will discuss the following items:
  • SCC Trainig
  • SCC will select and vote on leadership positions
  • SCC will review budget items
  • SCC will review Title I plan for 2016-17
  • SCC will review SCC Trust Lands plan implementation


Utah’s public schools are the beneficiary of 96 percent of all trust lands. Revenue generated from school trust lands is transferred into the Permanent School Fund, growing the endowment for public schools. Income earned from the fund is distributed annually to individual school councils using a per-pupil formula.

to see how Hurricane Elementary uses the school Land Trust funds click HERE.

The School Community Council is a governing body made up of parents and teachers that helps oversee the funds that we receive from the School Trust Lands, and the goals that we make for Trust Lands and Title I programs. In the past this group has been instrumental in helping us protect our students with fencing around the perimeter of our campus, provide a music and art program, and improve math and science instruction. The Council meets around 4 times a year after school.


School Plan 15-16


AGENDA ITEMS: Review this years plan and plan for next year.

Community Council Meeting Minutes

March 29, 2016

Attendance: Carrie-Anne Stout, Miki Rowan, Matthew Lowe, Travis Wilstead

Minutes: We reviewed the School Land Trust Plan for 2015-16.

Goal #1: Increase the level of understanding for the Dual Immersion Language Strand.

There are Spanish and English classroom aides in 1-2nd grade Dual Immersion classes. We would

like to continue having these aides to assist with the large number of students in these classes.

Goal #2: Increase the involvement in and understanding of the arts.

The school choir has purchased music that allows students’ voices to be showcased. The choir

director is receiving a small stipend.

Goal #3: Improve student understanding  by providing after-school tutoring and busing for students.

The bus is currently under-utilized (nearly empty at times). A motion was made to discontinue

the bus, but continue funding for  before- and after-school tutoring.

Goal #4: Increase levels of student understanding in math and science.

We would like to continue funding Lego Robotics materials and fees. 2-3rd graders participate in

WeDo and NXT Legos in the spring. 4-5th graders participate in First Lego League in the fall.

3 STEM kits were purchased from Engineering is Elementary. We would like to purchase more

kits for STEM program use. We would also like to purchase a membership to Mystery Science for all

HES teachers. This site is aligned to the Utah Core curriculum. It includes short video clips of science

topics, lesson plans, and activities for classroom use.

For the 2016-17 school year, some travel funds will be reallocated to supply funds.

Title I funding was cut at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, but HES will  now receive some

additional funds. It was proposed to purchase Chromebooks for all 1-5th grade students and

storage/charger shelving for the Chromebooks.


Elections are held yearly that allow parents to be on our community council. We advertised from August 19 through November, 2015 for parent volunteers to be on the ballot. As no one came forward volunteering to be put on the ballot, our sitting community council contacted and voted in our current 2015-16 members.

We encourage parents to notify us at the beginning of each school year if they are interested in serving on this council. The council does have direct influence on how funds are spent.

Rules of Order and Procedure used in meetings


Minutes from School Community Council Meeting held on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Attendance:   Jenny Chamberlain (parent), Mr. Travis Wilstead (Principal), Mik Rowan (teacher)

attending via email:  Carrie Ann Stout (parent), Tami Young (parent)

Trust Land Fund Video


The Council had voted previously to purchase Foss Science Kits.  Due to upcoming changes in the Utah

Science Core and anticipated cost reduction (from $30,000 to $18,000) in the kits, it was presented to

the board to consider waiting to purchase the kits.

With the unused Foss Kits budget, the Council considered purchasing classroom libraries for

kindergarten, Chromebooks to achieve the goal of 1:1 devices for 2nd-5th grades, and teacher training (i.e.

Kagan Cooperative Learning conference or PLC training).

The Title I funding cut was projected to be $60,000, but actually was $100,000.


There were no final decisions or voting at this time.

Next meeting:  October 22 at 3:40 p.m.

Agenda item:  Final approval of Title I Plan

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